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Fish feed from the forest to salmonids

There is an increasing interest from the fish farming industry to develop new feed ingredients to allow for sustainable growth. The SALMONAID project aims at producing protein-rich ingredients based on side streams from the forest industry, intended to replace both fishmeal and soy based products currently used in fish feed.

Aim and goal

The aim of the project is to develop feed for salmonids based on microfungi grown on residual streams from the forest industry. The goal is to speed up the commercialisation, new collaborations for strengthened international competitiveness for Swedish research and innovation concerning fungi-based fish feed.

Challenge

Aquaculture meets an increased demand for seafood and is now seen as one of the most promising options for future protein production. But for this to be possible, we need to find solutions to the many challenges in which feed innovation is central. Reducing dependence on fishmeal and fish oil is a high priority for aquaculture in general, especially for example salmonids that require high protein feed.

Solution

In order to meet future challenges, the feed innovation project for salmonids is examined transdisciplinary and cross-sectorial. The project further investigates how microfungi grown on residual streams from the forest industry can be used to produce commercial fish feed.

Effect

The project will strengthen the international competitiveness of Swedish research and innovation in the field of forestry-based feed. Furthermore, speeding up of the commercialization process of the proposed concept through industry partnership is furthermore foreseen. The project will also provide technical solutions, scientific publications and process descriptions that can be used as a policy basis.


Summary

Project name

SALMONAID

Status

Active

Area

Food

RISE role in project

Project leader

Project start

Duration

3 years

Total budget

4 912 000 kr

Partner

RISE Processum, SLU, Domsjö fabriker

Funders

Vinnova

The UN sustainable development goals

Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Responsible consumption and production
Life below water

Sara Hornborg

Contact person

Sara Hornborg

Forskare

+46 10 516 66 96
sara.hornborg@ri.se

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